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Community Foundations of Florida Trustee & CEO Convening

The Community Foundations of Florida logo, adapted for the Trustee & CEO Convening. It features those two names in black text on a white background, above the event date, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, and the words, "In conjunction with the FPN 2020 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy." The white background is set on a background of blue shaded geometric shapes.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:15pm EST
Orlando, FL
Waldorf Bonnet Creek, 4200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, 32821
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Join your fellow CEOs and Trustees for a night of networking and a day of learning. Don't miss this chance to make new connections, deepen existing relationships, expand your community leadership skills, and identify areas for possible peer collaboration. Activities will kick off Tuesday night with a wonderful dinner at La Luce, and will resume Wednesday morning for an interactive learning session, including breakfast and lunch. Please note that this event is reserved for current members of FPN/Community Foundations of Florida only.


  • Build understanding of community leadership
  • Inspire expanded community leadership activity
  • Explore issues of possible common interest
  • Strengthen peer connections


Registration is open exclusively to community foundations that are current members of FPN. Registration is $700 per organization and includes admission for the CEO and up to three trustees. Each trustee must be individually registered.

To register, visit FPN's 2020 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy external registration page. Follow the prompts to register for the CFF CEO & Trustee Convening. Be sure to also reserve your rooms at the Waldorf Astoria, which is located at 4200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821. Registration and hotel information are also accessible on FPN's 2020 Statewide Summit for Philanthropy event page.


Tuesday, February 11 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking dinner

Join your peers at La Luce restaurant, which is located in the Hilton Hotel connected to the Waldorf, for a delicious meal. Enjoy this time to network and share with your colleagues and their trustees.

Wednesday, February 12 - 8:30 a.m.


A buffet breakfast will be served.

Getting to know each other (30 minutes)

In pairs and small groups, participants will engage in conversation to learn more about what draws them to their work with their local community foundation.  We’ll talk trustee-to-trustee and CEO-to-CEO and also across functions.

Defining community leadership (1 hour)

Participants will work with the Framework for Community Leadership, the key organizing document on community leadership in the field, to assess their foundation’s place in their community leadership journey.  For those who have participated in the CFLeads Executive Leadership Institute or Introduction to Community Leadership, this is a modified “dot exercise.”

Building community leadership competencies: learning from The Boston Foundation (90 minutes)

We will hear from Paul Grogan, who, over the past 18 years, has transformed The Boston Foundation from a great grantmaker into a powerful civic leader.  Using research and public policy expertise, TBF has collaborated with numerous partners to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the city.  This bold leadership role has led to increased visibility, a community-wide investment in TBF for this work and a large growth in assets.

We will highlight how The Boston Foundation exemplifies the five core competencies of community leadership.  Participants will then examine what it would take for their foundation to excel in these competencies.

Lunch (45 minutes)

Identifying opportunities to work together (1 hour)

Participants will identify the key challenges and opportunities facing community across Florida and assess where they may be well-positioned to help. This will be an exploration of how Florida community foundations might work together to generate systemic improvements that affect communities throughout the state.

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